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					            TEMPERATURES RISING! Australian civil society and Palestinian freedom
                                  Conference program (draft)
                               http://sydpalconf.wordpress.com
DAY ONE: Saturday 14 May
9am – 5pm
TIME              SESSION
8:15am-9am        Registration
9am-10am          OPENING PLENARY
                  Prof. Heather Goodall
                  CJPP: Zoe Roberts
                  Prof. Ghassan Hage
                  Prof. Stuart Rees
10am-11am         PLENARY: Arab rebellion and its impact on Palestinians
                  CHAIR: Prof. Heather Goodall
                  Dr Ibrahim Aoudé
                  Dr Gennaro Gervasio
                  Antony Loewenstein
                  Samah Sabawi
11am-11.15am      Morning tea (15 mins)
11:15am-          PLENARY: Palestinian perspectives
12:45pm           Occupied Palestinian Territories & Civil Society, Ghada Abu Ghalyoun (PGFTU)
                  Equality within the 1948 borders, Assoc Prof. Bassam Dally
                  Exclusion and the right of return, Bishara Constandi
12:45pm-1:45pm Lunch (1 hour)
                      FLOOR 2 (2.04.39)      FLOOR 5 (2.05.38)      FLOOR 6 (2.06.44)     FLOOR 7 (2.07.110)
1:45pm-2:45pm         Building               Faith                  The United            Research on
                      solidarity among       Communities &          States, the Israeli   Australia, Israel
                      Aust. unions           Palestine              State and the         and arms trade
                      Kim Sattler            Fr Dave Smith          Palestinians from     (TBC)
                                                                    1948 to now
                                                                    Drew Cottle

2:45pm-3:45pm         Universities and       Sexual politics        From the river to     Civil liberties and
                      students               and Israeli            the sea: the case     campaigning for
                                             propaganda             for a single          Palestine (TBC)
                                                                    democratic state.
                                                                    Patrick Langosch
3:45pm-4pm            Afternoon tea (15 mins)
4pm-5pm               PLENARY: Australian civil society and Palestine solidarity
                      Assoc Prof James Goodman
                      Peter Manning
                      Senator Lee Rhiannon

The conference will be held in Building CB02 of the City campus of the University of Technology, Sydney. Enter
Tower from Broadway and turn left into Building CB02. The plenary sessions will be in the lecture theatre on
ground floor level. Smaller sessions will be held in rooms on floors 2, 5, 6 and 7 of Building CB02. There is
disabled access and parking at the front of the building; there are no stairs between rooms.

UTS Broadway is very close to Railway Square and Central Railway Station train and bus services.



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DAY TWO: Sunday 15 May
10am – 5pm
TIME             SESSION
9.30am-10am      Registration
10am-11am        PLENARY: Local and national campaigning for BDS (consumer, sport, culture)
                 Chair: Jennifer Killen
11am-11:15am     Morning tea (15 mins)
                      FLOOR 2 (2.04.39)      FLOOR 5 (2.05.38)      FLOOR 6 (2.06.44)      FLOOR 7 (2.07.110)
11:15am-              Working with           Lessons from           Supporting the         Activism: how
12:15pm               local                  South Africa           Australian             to?
                      communities &          Ken Davis              contingent on          Marc Hudson
                      councils
                                                                    Gaza Freedom
                                                                    Flotilla 2
                                                                    Vivienne Porzsolt
12:15pm-1:00pm        Lunch (45 mins)
1pm-2pm               Working with           Indigenous             Aid to                 Migrant & ethnic
                      Australian Jewish      peoples                Palestinians           communities and
                      communities &          struggles’ against     Ken Davis              lessons of current
                      identities             racism and                                    int’l sol
                                             colonialism                                   movement (TBC)
                                             Prof Heather
                                             Goodall
2pm-3pm               Visiting,              Australian media       Gaining support    Palestinian
                      volunteering and       & politics and         in the broad left, refugees
                      activism in the        Australia in the       & gaining support Yousef Alreemawi
                      Occupied               UN                     in the
                      Territories            Robert Kinnane         mainstream
                      Sarah Irving                                  parties (TBC)

3pm-3:15pm            Afternoon tea
3:15pm-4.15pm         PLENARY: Strategies and coordination of campaigning in Australia
                      Including sporting & cultural boycott
4.15pm-5:00pm         Launch: Artists Against Apartheid

 The conference will be held in Building CB02 of the City campus of the University of Technology, Sydney. Enter
Tower from Broadway and turn left into Building CB02. The plenary sessions will be in the lecture theatre on
ground floor level. Smaller sessions will be held in rooms on floors 2, 5, 6 and 7 of Building CB02. There is
disabled access and parking at the front of the building; there are no stairs between rooms.

UTS Broadway is very close to Railway Square and Central Railway Station train and bus services.




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